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News Archive

Welcome to the archived news page of the United Road Transport Union.

If you have any news stories that would be of interest to other URTU members, please contact the URTU newsdesk on 0161 486 2103 or contact here.


Five Years on from Mobile Phone Law - But Lives Still Lost
28/11/2008
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is reminding motorists - and their employers - about the risks of making a call or texting at the wheel five years after it became illegal to use a hand-held mobile phone while driving.

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Driver kidnapped and lorry stolen
28/11/2008
A lorry driver was kidnapped and had his load of alcohol stolen at a motorway service area in Cheshire.

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White Ribbon Day
25/11/2008
The URTU is marking International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women today by giving its backing to the 'White Ribbon' campaign to tackle violence against women.

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Working Time Regulations Review
24/11/2008
TUC delegation meet with Jim Fitzpatrick MP to press home the ongoing concerns relating to the transport industry's interpretation of 'periods of availability'.

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Risking their lives to win better working rights
21/11/2008
Nearly one hundred trade union members were murdered in 2007 for daring to campaign for better working rights in countries with violent histories of anti-union activity.

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Weather Watch
21/11/2008
Snow showers will become more prevalent across the north of Scotland and along the east coast of England into Saturday. Up to 10cm will lie for a time.

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URTU calls for tax cuts for low and middle income earners
20/11/2008
Backed by the URTU, the Trades Union Council has called on the Chancellor to use the Pre-Budget Report (PBR) next week to make tax cuts for low and middle income earners to stimulate the economy.

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IT security that everyone needs to know
20/11/2008
Free internet advice videos are now available to keep you up to date with the threats to your online safety.

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Bridge refurbishment - M4 Theale (near Reading)
18/11/2008
Maintenance works to the M4 Theale (Western Region) Railway Bridge has started and will continue through to April 2009.

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Extra precaution needed during cold snap
18/11/2008
The URTU is asking drivers to be prepared for the first major freeze of the year, which is expected this weekend (21 - 23 November).

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